Harm reduction means to reduce the consequences of risky behaviours such as wearing a helmet when biking or using a condom during sex. Vaping provides the smoker with nicotine but does not contain the chemicals found in cigarette smoke that cause disease. Therefore, vaping is tobacco harm reduction (THR).
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Harm reduction in healthcare
Since 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) has been successfully helping smokers quit by utilizing vaping. Vaping has been studied since it’s invention in 2004. Through ongoing review of the credible evidence, the UK scientific community continues to affirm that vaping is less than 5% the risk of smoking and an effective smoking cessation aid.